continuing education

 

 

Upcoming CE Events

 

ANNUAL CONTINUING EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM 2014

WLAC CAMPUS - OCTOBER 11, 2014

Click HERE for Registration Form.

 

Registration/                 8:00-8:30am

Continental Breakfast                          

  

Gerontology and Dementia: How to care for the elderly with Dementia and how to manage behaviorial challenges

The aging process, with emphasis on progressive mental and physical capacity changes, and techniques for caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Patient and caregiver's safety is emphasized. Strategies and challenges of communicating with clients with dementia are discussed (4 CEU)                            

8:30 am - 12:30pm              

 

Speakers:

           Nezy Pullukalayil, RN, MSN        

 

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (Renewal) - CPR

1:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Speaker:

Nezy Pullukalayil, RN, MSN        

 

RDHAP Program Overview

The RDHAP program, scope of practice, and requirements for licensure will be presented 2.0 CEUs

1:30pm – 3:30pm

 

Speakers

Carlos Sermeno, RDHAP, BS

Natalie Ferrigno, RDHAP, BS

 

ANNUAL WINTER DENTAL HYGIENE SYMPOSIUM 2015

WLAC CAMPUS - JANUARY 17, 2015

Registration Form Coming Soon.

 

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST IN ALTERNATIVE PRACTICE (RDHAP)
PROGRAM SPRING 2015

                        RDHAP Spring 2015Schedule of Classes*:

                             January   17, 2015 (RDHAP Business Plan Workshop)

                             February  20 & 21, 2015

                             March      20 & 21, 2015

                             April        17 & 18, 2015

                             May         15 & 16, 2015

                             *Participant MUST attend to all lectures.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM

More Information below.

 

WLAC DENTAL RADIATION SAFETY COURSE 2015

 

WINTER 2015

JANUARY 23 & 24

FEBRUARY 6 & 7

(4 Days, 32 Hours)

8:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

SUMMER 2015

JUNE 12, 13, 26 & 27

(4 Days, 32 Hours)

8:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Dental Board of California-Approved Radiation Safety Program.
A person certified in dental radiation safety may operate dental radiographic equipment under the general supervision of a dentist.
All supplies will be provided for students.
Students passing the course will receive a Radiation Safety Certificate

 

                     Click HERE for more information and registration form: Dental Radiation Safety Course

 

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RDHAP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

RDHAP Program Spring 2015

(See information below)

 

ANNUAL WINTER DENTAL HYGIENE SYMPOSIUM 2015

WLAC CAMPUS - JANUARY 17. 2015

February 20 and 21, 2015

March 20 and 21, 2015

April 17 and 18, 2015

May 15 and 16, 2015

 

For more information, please contact us

at the phone (310) 287-7224 or

Carlos Sermeño - sermenoc@gmail.com

Natalie Ferrigno - natalierdhap@yahoo.com

 

 

 Please remember that in order to apply to the RDHAP Program, the applicant MUST be a currently licensed Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of California.

 

West Los Angeles College's  150-hour RDHAP program is the first and most widely-recognized program of its kind in California.

Approved by the Dental Board of California and the Committee of Dental Auxiliaries at its inception in 2002, and now by the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. This program prepares registered dental hygienists to become licensed to operate a private practice providing dental hygiene services in homes, schools, residential facilities, and underserved areas.


The California State RDHAP written licensing exam is offered to participants upon completion of the program, and meeting all other criteria set forth by the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Since the RDHAP program's inception at West Los Angeles College, 100% of our program participants have passed the written licensing exam.

 

To learn more about the RDHAP program for dental hygienist professionals, consider attending our RDHAP Symposiums.

 

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RDHAP Licensing Requirements

To be eligible for licensing, students need:


     1.   A passing grade on the California RDHAP written licensing exam
     2.   A Bachelor Degree or an Associate of Science degree requiring a minimum 120 semester college units from

           an accredited institution
     3.   Verification of a minimum of 2000 hours of employment in clinical practice within the past 36 months.
     4.   Have an active California Registered Dental Hygiene License
     5.   Have a current CPR/BLS card for the Healthcare Provider (Allied Health 21).


Program participants must furnish items 2, 3, and 4 prior to admission to the program.
 
Applications are accepted throughout the year and must be received by January 19, 2015 for coursework beginning in February.

 

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RDHAP Program Cost

The cost of the RDHAP program is $5,000, which includes all materials and supplies required to complete the course.  Payment may be made by cashier's check, money order, Visa, or Mastercard. A $500 refundable deposit is due with application to the RDHAP Program. The remaining tuition may be broken down into two payments, with $2,250 due by the first day of class and $2,250 due by the second month of class.

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RDHAP Schedules

The RDHAP Program starts in February of each year and ends in May.

It includes:
      • RDHAP Symposium - 1 day event (January)

      • 4 weekends (Friday & Saturday) of seminar-style continuing education on WLAC campus

      • 100 hours of distance learning education

      • 50 hours of Classroom instruction

 

 RDHAP Program 2015 Classroom Meetings:

  

        • Saturday, January 17, 2015 - ANNUAL WINTER SYMPOSIUM

        • February 20 & 21

        • March 20 & 21

        • April 17 & 18

        • May 15 & 16

 

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RDHAP Topics

The RDHAP program covers topics including the following:

    

      •Business Plan Development

              -Legal Issues facing the RDHAP

              -How to Develop Contracts with Institutions
              -How to Operate and Administer Your Business including Insurance Billing and Processing
      • Working with Medically Compromised Individuals
      • Portable Dental Equipment
      • Infection Control in Alternative Environments

 

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